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Image: CJS Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - now published

Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - our first career focussed edition in association with CIEEM

Articles on: the variety of jobs available in the ecology sector ranging from government, private consultancies to research and teaching roles with CIEEM; what exactly an ecologist does with the Ecology Academy; a Day in the Life of an ecologist from James at Arbtech & also from Laura at Total Ecology; setting up as a freelance ecologist – the good and the bad with Eco-Habitat; Ecology Training UK run through the skills you need to work in conservation and how to get them; the job of a Biodiversity Officer and the tasks undertaken by local authorities; early career ecologist Julia is on the career ladder – what’s it actually like and what tips has she got to help you; career progression in ecological sciences with British Ecological Society.

This edition also carries some ecology jobs. Read it here

Farm Adviser - Catchment Sensitive Farming - Natural England

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£26,224

Various locations

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management, to gathering and analysing environmental data, and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.

Communities & Wildlife Manager (Bedfordshire) - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Salary: £28,228 per annum

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager to join the Communities & Wildlife Team to give a new strategic direction to the community engagement, environmental education and visitor experience throughout Bedfordshire.

You will be inspiring, leading and managing a small team of passionate staff and volunteers to deliver innovative nature and health & wellbeing engagement opportunities both on our nature reserves and within the local communities.

Nature Recovery Officer - Norfolk County Council

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Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 30 November 2022

37 hours per week

Location: County Hall, Norwich

The Environment Service has an exciting and broad ranging role leading the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, launched in 2008 to promote a more strategic and co-ordinated approach to the management of invasive alien species (IAS) in the county. Responsible for delivering project work around IAS in Norfolk, the postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, promoting the prevention, early detection and control/eradication of IAS.

GIS and Habitats Data Officer - Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC)

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£25,000 per annum, full time (37.5 hours per week)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitable candidate to take on the new role of GIS and Habitats Data Officer at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC). CPERC is hosted by the Wildlife Trust BCN and based at the Wildlife Trust BCN offices in Cambourne, and as the Local Environmental Records Centre for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the central source for biodiversity information for the area.

Visitor Experience Manager - RSPB

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Permanent, full time role.
Location: Rye Meads, SG12
Our visitor centre and infrastructure support our engagement work to gain visitors vital support which is much needed to continue and grow the conservation work of the RSPB. This post will allow you to make a big impact on nature conservation. This is a great opportunity to lead the development, integration and delivery of visitor experience at Rye Meads reserve with the aim of creating a high-quality visitor offer that maximises support for nature and connects people with wildlife.

Senior Project Officer – South Norfolk Claylands - The Conservation Volunteers

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Based in Norwich, homeworking a possibility if more practical

14 hours per week till 30th September 2022

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this project is now entering the final year engaging volunteers in improving and preserving the natural environment of three County Wildlife Sites in South Norfolk.

Park Manager (Grafham Water) - Anglian Water

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Grafham Water Fishing Lodge

Circa £35,000 per annum, dependent on skills & experience

Full Time – Permanent Contract

Annualised hours – 1924 hours per year

Bringing vital water resources to the region, along with a whole lot of fun! We need you to be passionate about delivering great customer service and vibrant parks, maximising returns to enable the continued maintenance and development of Grafham Water as a popular VAQAS and Green Flag assured attraction and Designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for wildlife. Joining us on a permanent basis you will manage all day-to-day aspects of the operations at Grafham Water Park, located a few miles from Huntingdon/St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

Planning Ecologist - Norfolk County Council

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Norwich

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum

Temporary contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months

The Environment Service has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planning Ecologist to join our Ecology and Landscape Team, supporting the delivery of a wide range of strategic and infrastructure projects, ensuring that the natural environment of Norfolk is safeguarded and enhanced through the planning system.

Assistant Project Officer (Great North Wood) - London Wildlife Trust

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Closing Date: 3rd October 2021

Interview Dates: Week commencing 11th October
The Great North Wood (GNW) Living Landscape project has been working over the last four years to reconnect and enhance remnant sites of heritage woodland for both wildlife and people across the Forest Hill, Sydenham and Norwood ridge in south London. So far the project has successfully delivered a programme of practical conservation volunteering sessions, community engagement events, and woodland monitoring and surveying to celebrate and enhance thirteen key woodland sites, and adjoining greenspaces, across this part of south London. Recently the Trust has been successful with an application to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund (GRCF) to expand upon the excellent work that has been started by delivering a programme of capital works, volunteering and community engagement activities across twenty-one sites within the Great North Wood area.

Field Manager – North West & West Midlands and East & East Midlands - Forestry Commission

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East and East Midlands - based at Santon Downham, Suffolk. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Norfolk or Suffolk to facilitate field team support. Formal homeworking may be considered for candidates living more than one hour away from the office.
North West and West Midlands - based at Penrith. The successful candidate will have a blended working approach between home and the office, living within Cumbria or Lancashire to facilitate field team support.
The Field Manager role, as part of Forest Services, is responsible for leading a team of Woodland Officers based in their area and for ensuring the effective coordination of our incentives and regulatory activities. Field Managers play a critical role in delivering a step change in our woodland creation levels, and in supporting the woodland management activity across the area.

Senior Reserves Officer - West Cambridgeshire - The Wildlife Trust BCN

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Full time - 5 days a week - 37.5hrs

Salary: £25,000

The Senior Reserves Officer for West Cambs will report to the Cambs Senior Reserves Manager. The position will line manage 2 Reserves Officers and work closely with Grafham Water Reserve staff. Leading on day-to-day running of some of our most important nature reserves in north and west Cambridgeshire. The role is mainly practical work with elements of project delivery and budget reporting, management recording and reviewing management plans, complete annual species and habitat surveys and monitoring work.